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Grandview police use spike strips to stop wrong way motorist on I-82

GRANDVIEW - Because state troopers were busy with other calls, it was the Grandview Police Department that was involved in a chase early this morning (Monday) on I-82.

At about 4:30 a.m. Grandview police were alerted to a vehicle traveling the wrong direction near milepost 73 on I-82.

Officers in pursuit attempted to stop the vehicle as it traveled in the eastbound lanes toward Sunnyside.

"Thankfully, traffic was very, very light at that time and no issues were encountered," said Grandview Assistant Police Chief Mark Ware.

The pursuit last until the vehicle reached a point on the freeway near milepost 67, although the vehicle didn't travel at speeds in excess of 60 miles per hour.

Officers laid out spike strips to get the vehicle to stop and the driver, an adult male, was taken into custody approximately half an hour after the pursuit began.

In other Grandview police news, two vehicles were this past weekend reported stolen. A U-Haul vehicle was reported stolen last Friday from the 1100 block of East Wine Country Road, and yesterday a 1991 Honda Accord was reported stolen from the 100 block of Pleasant Avenue.

The U-Haul was not returned on time, and Las Vegas police have reported spotting it there. However, it was not at the location where it had been before and police in Las Vegas have issued a bulletin for the vehicle.

Two other thefts have since Friday been reported to Grandview police. Items from a vehicle in the 600 block of Highland Drive, and items from a vehicle in the 300 block of Wilson Highway were reported stolen.

Grandview police have also since Friday responded to three automatic alarms, a fight, six suspicious activity calls and four requests for agency assistance.

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